This week's book giveaway is in the OCMJEA forum. We're giving away four copies of OCM Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect Exam Guide and have Paul Allen & Joseph Bambara on-line! See this thread for details.
I am taking an intro to Java class in January, but I wanted to get a head start on some reading, & exercises before the class begins. I just started reading my books for class: Head First Java & Head First Object-Oriented Analysis & Design. I also had a question about creating an entry to a PATH environment. I am currently working on a Mac, OX 10.3.9, & I just downloaded J2SE Dev Kit Documentation. When it downloaded & unstuffed the folder on my desktop, it created a folder called 'docs'. I cannot seem to find the 'bin directory'. Where do I place this on my hardrive to begin working? Hopefully this makes sense!
I think you downloaded the Documentation and you wanted to download the jdk (JDK 6 Update 3). The Java SE Development Kit (JDK) includes the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). The Java SE 6 Documentation is documentation and the Java SE 6 JDK Source Code is source code. Neither of the last 2 are executable.
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